Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Maine Is 5th State to Legalize Gay Marriage

Woo-hoo!! Maine just became the 5th state to legalize same-sex marriage! The other states are: Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts and Vermont. Clearly, New England has become an oasis of equality in this repressive nation.

Democratic Governor John Baldacci -- who signed the bill making Maine the 5th state to support equality -- said:

"In the past, I opposed gay marriage while supporting the idea of civil unions. I have come to believe that this is a question of fairness and of equal protection under the law, and that a civil union is not equal to civil marriage."

Meanwhile, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York and D.C. are working intensely on marriage equality. And in California we have the hope that the state Supreme Court will do the right thing. It looks like a banner year for sanity in America!

Update: The bill is titled: An Act to End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom.